Auckland is getting revved up with a series of free events to celebrate the return of the V8 Supercars, including drive-in movies and opportunities to meet V8 Supercars champion drivers. The ITM 500 Auckland V8 Supercars return to Pukekohe Park Raceway from Friday 6 – Sunday 8 November, with no-holds-barred sprint action, motorsport racing and family entertainment.
In the week leading up to the Pukekohe event, Aucklanders and visitors can channel their inner motorsport fans at the V8s Supercars Drive-in Movie on Saturday 31 October and the V8s Supercars Fan Day on Thursday 5 November.
The V8s Supercars Drive-in Movie takes place at the ASB Showgrounds, with gates opening at 7pm and the feature starting at 8.30pm. There will be live entertainment until the movie starts, food and drink stalls, and chances to win great prizes. The drive-in movie is a free event but people will need to register online in advance and display a ticket in their car window to gain entry. People will have a chance to vote online for their movie of choice from mid-October. Registrations for the V8 Supercars Drive-in Movie will open on Friday 16 October.
On Thursday 5 November, V8s take over the central city for the V8s Supercars Fan Day at Aotea Square. A convoy of American classic muscle cars will warm up their engines on Queens Wharf at 10am, then parade up Queen St from 11.40am, carrying the V8 Supercar drivers to Aotea Square.
Activities in Aotea Square run from 10am – 3pm, with the V8 supercar drivers on-site from midday until 1.15pm.